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FEMA Considers Changes to CERT « Jeff Braun’s Emergency Management Blog

FEMA Considers Changes to CERT «  Jeff Braun’s Emergency Management Blog

Carol McKenna recently wrote an article, “Local Programs Adapt as FEMA Considers changes to CERT,” for Emergency Management magazine.  The article was published on September 23, 2010 and provided thoughts from Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)  Coordinators across the Country on what changes might be good for the program.  The text of that article is...

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Wet, free, and a good cause…emergency water distribution test …

Wet, free, and a good cause…emergency water distribution test …

Help with Emergency Exercise & Receive Free Case of Water Can you spare 10 minutes or less on Wednesday, August 25, any time between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.? Public Utilities will be hosting an emergency exercise at Kempsville Middle School, 860 Churchill Drive (about seven miles from the Municipal Center). The exercise will simulate...

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On 9/11 Anniv., Napolitano Looks To Field Bigger “Hometown …

On 9/11 Anniv., Napolitano Looks To Field Bigger “Hometown …

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano travelled to the New York City’s Emergency Operations Center in downtown Brooklyn yesterday to make a major speech to local first responders on the eve of the ninth anniversary of 9/11. I was asked by the City’s Office of Emergency Management to represent the Community Emergency Response Team...

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On National Preparedness Month, Some Ways You Can Volunteer To …

On National Preparedness Month, Some Ways You Can Volunteer To …

If National Preparedness Month has inspired you to want to volunteer in your community to assist in emergency preparedness and response, I wanted to post an article by Darryl Madden, Director of the Ready Program, “Be Part of the Preparedness Team.” In the piece, he offers some suggestions from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s grassroots readiness initiative,...

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North Dakota Citizen Corps Council Named as National Citizen Corps Achievement …

North Dakota Citizen Corps Council Named as National Citizen Corps Achievement …

Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Citizen Corps Council is a finalist for the 2010 National Citizen Corps Achievement Awards–Celebrating Resilient Communities presented by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The council has been recognized for exemplary community preparedness efforts and was selected as a finalist in the category of Outstanding State/Territory Citizen Corps Initiatives...

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CERT Graduation Today For 400 Haitian Earthquake Survivors Trained …

CERT Graduation Today For 400 Haitian Earthquake Survivors Trained …

Four hundred Haitian earthquake survivors are graduating today from a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in disaster preparedness and response. They have been trained by a delegation of New York City  CERT instructors

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Teenagers Are Focus Of Two Special Emergency Preparedness Training …

Teenagers Are Focus Of Two Special Emergency Preparedness Training …

I recently read about two interesting examples of programs aimed at training teenagers in emergency preparedness — the St. Charles (Missouri) County Teen CERT program and Operation Safeguard Academy, a week-long readiness camp in Indianapolis. The St. Charles County Citizen Corps website describes its educational program for teens: Four Boy Scout and two Girl Scout troops participated...

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